Losing my two boys at such a young age was devastating, and in our journey for answers we discovered that there was very limited understanding on cardiomyopathy in children and no support services for families affected by the disease. With this realization, my husband and I knew something had to be done to address the unmet needs of the disease.
"Sixteen hundred!" Two Saturdays ago, Victor "Bud" Clever found himself at a charity event bidding on a black Labrador. As the the auctioneer barke...
This is important news for the 1 in 3 Americans who are estimated to have high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and death in our nation.
Leaders of great organizations earn their way to the top by understanding and embracing what's best for their stakeholders.
Just a generation ago, heart disease and other chronic diseases like dementia were felt to be an inevitable consequence of getting old. Since the 1960s, however, we have learned that only a small percentage of chronic diseases are explained due to genetic origins.
If you or a loved one is 50 or older and has high blood pressure plus another risk factor for heart disease, you might want to schedule an appointment...
Because of increasing urbanization, noise pollution will only worsen and affect more people. The U.S. National Prevention Strategy -- tasked with increasing the number of healthy Americans through wellness and prevention -- can put noise on the national health policy agenda.
For 90 years, heart disease has been the number one reason we lose our loved ones. Enough is enough! Imagine a day when heart disease is no longer the leading killer. Join the Heart and Stroke Walk in Seattle and Tacoma and help us Get 1 Done!
The lessons of Finland are powerful and point to ability of simple, coordinated, and consistent messages to the public and our families to not smoke, reduce animal fat intake, and increase vegetables and fruits in our diets to avoid unnecessary early deaths.
Follow the arc of Jamie's diet and exercise regimen and it may remind you of someone you know, perhaps even yourself.
That day arrived, last Friday, October 24th, Katerina announced that she was ready to ride on the school bus! Apprehensively, I asked her if she knew what and where to go once the bus arrived at school. Katerina may have been ready but I sure wasn't!
I am an integrative cardiologist and I search the medical literature for therapies for heart disease that compliment or replace conventional practice....
With the 2015-16 school year now underway, it's exciting to note the growth of our push to make CPR instruction part of the high school curriculum across the nation. In other words, we want every state to have their version of "Gwyneth's Law," an effort that's been going on for many years.
In a new editorial by Aseem Malhotra, James DiNicolantonio and Simon Capewell in BMJ's Open Heart the authors argue that rather than chase calories in the endless pursuit of weight loss, our cardiovascular system can benefit much more from just improving the quality of our diet.
Gratitude, along with love, compassion, empathy, joy, forgiveness, and self-knowledge, is a vital attribute of our wellbeing. While there are many definitions of gratitude, at its foundation, gratitude is a healing, life-affirming, and uplifting human experience that shifts us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives.
Medicine cannot be a backwater where historic inequities in care are much discussed, where the statistics of lives cut short are duly recorded, but not a finger is lifted to address systemic problems. Black lives matter in our streets, in our hospitals, in our clinics, and in our physician's offices.